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Head of Development

University of Oxford - Oriel College

Location: Oxford
Salary: £37,996 to £47,650
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 28th January 2022

Salary £37,996 - £47,650

Introduction

Oriel College, founded in 1326, is the fifth oldest Oxford college, and the oldest Royal Foundation. Part of the University of Oxford, like each college, Oriel is self-governed, financially independent and a registered charity in its own right.

Led by the Provost, Lord Neil Mendoza, the College Governing Body is made up of 46 Fellows. Oriel’s community is made up of some 340 undergraduates, 195 postgraduates, 150 academic, 135 non-academic staff, and around 7,000 alumni world-wide.

Although Oriel is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges and rich in many of the traditions you would expect to find in such an institution, it is also forward looking and ambitious in its outlook. The Provost and Fellows are always keen to identify new opportunities to build further on the College’s history and successes.

Development and Alumni Engagement at Oriel

The role of Head of Development comes at an exciting point in the College’s history, as we approach our 700 anniversary in 2026. The coming years offer the perfect opportunity for the entire Oriel community to come together and help the College reach even greater heights.

We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join a team of eight, to help drive forward philanthropic support for Oriel.  As part of a dynamic team, the post holder will be tasked with developing and implementing our major-giving strategy, working with the Fellowship and colleagues across our hugely supportive community to build on the momentum of the 2026 campaign, which has already raised over £40m in gifts and pledges.

In recognition of the seniority of the position, this role comes with membership of Oriel College’s Senior Common Room, giving the Head of Development direct access to the Fellowship and other key stakeholders, as well as the opportunity to personally invite significant supporters as guests to College.

Role

The Head of Development will take strategic and operational responsibility for fundraising within the UK across all giving levels and programmes up to major gifts arena, and manage a team of high-performing fundraisers. Key to your success in this role will be your track record of securing philanthropic gifts at the 6-figure level or more, as well as your ability to influence to motivate and lead others. Your credibility, pragmatism and resilience, and ability to show good judgement when working with key stakeholders, will inspire those around you.

The Head of Development will be responsible for two direct reports and for raising a minimum of £1.8 million in new philanthropic gifts. 

If you have a track record of senior-level fundraising and a demonstrable understanding of the importance of philanthropy for higher education, we’d like to hear from you. 

Please download the further particulars for more information.

Closing date Friday 28th January 2022 at 5pm

Benefits include 38 days holiday (including bank holidays), USS pension scheme, discounted travel scheme, membership to the SCR. 

To apply please visit our website and download an Equal Opportunities monitoring form and submit this alongside your CV with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to recruitment@oriel.ox.ac.uk

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.

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